Part of the anticipation and tradition of the holidays is wrapped in food. And yet, each year so many of us put our favorite holiday foods on the naughty list, and feel nothing but guilt when we look at them. So this year while you’re busy creating a holiday health and wellness plan, ask yourself, are you up for the challenge of enjoyment?
Ever notice when you go to a party where they are serving beautifully arranged raw or roasted fruits and veggies that those healthier, delicious options go just as fast—or faster—than the other choices? Welcome to health and wellness at the holidays! Though we might think of the holidays as a time to over-indulge, let’s not forget that that people also enjoy nutrient rich options. Here are five ways to offer better choices at the party that most everyone is bound to love:
Where does our food come from? This question is top of mind for many people these days, especially when selecting food and making the best choices we can to support our health goals. As we become more removed from the farm (most people are at least four-plus generations removed from farming), we are intrigued by farmers, and want a closer connection to our food. It feels good to say we support local farmers and ranchers, but what does “local” actually mean?
If you use gps on your smart phone or have ever read a map, feel confident this means you can cook. Recipes are your culinary road map and help guide the process so you end up where you meant to be – with a complete, delicious dish.